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Several birds tested positive for West Nile

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has been notified that four dead birds submitted to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Disease Laboratory have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The positive results mean residents of the three counties should be more vigilant in their personal-protective measures to prevent mosquito bites. While no human cases of West Nile Virus …

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Two people injured in 2 car crash

Two people suffered injuries following a two-car collision Tuesday on M-66 in Sherman Township. State police said 63-year-old John Parks of Sturgis was driving east on Wait Road at 4:45 p.m. when he failed to stop at the intersection of M-66. Parks’ vehicle struck a northbound car driven by Toni Swope, 57, also of Sturgis. Neither person suffered life-threatening injuries …

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Illegal sewer connection results in overflow incident

Personnel from the Three Rivers Waste Water Treatment Plant responded this week to a report of an illegal sewer connection by a homeowner. The issue was brought to light around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday following a report of a sanitary-sewage overflow incident. The illegal connection was given a temporary repair to stop the homeowner’s sewage from flowing into the Portage River …

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One injured in Colon crash

Sheriff’s deputies investigated a two-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon in Colon Township. Deputies said Stanley Futymoski, age 76 of Colon, was stopped on M-86 at the north junction of M-66, when he pulled his vehicle into the path of a car being driven northbound on M-66 by Dolores Hochradel, 87, of Sturgis. Hochradel sustained injuries to her legs and back, and was …

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Constantine Hall of Fame inductees announced

Constantine High School Athletic Director Mike Messner has announced the district’s 2015 Hall of fame inductees. John Bauman from the class of 1999, Ben Russell from the class of 1962, 1982 graduate Paul Preston and the 1964-65 boys basketball team – which finished No. 4 in the state rankings – will be recognized during Constantine’s Hall of Fame weekend, Oct. …

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Doyle Community Center celebrates 20th anniversary

The Doyle Community Center is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2015, and the occasion is being marked with a public open house at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sturgis site. Director Mike Liston said Thursday, incidentally, is an important date in the history of the facility, as it opened Sept. 24 twenty years ago. Liston said there will actually be …

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